Mary Anne's Peach Clafouti

      Clafouti (pronounced kla-foo-tee) is a baked French dessert usually made with black cherries. When peaches are in season why not showcase them in this super easy custard-like dessert.

      1 Tablespoon butter, softened
      1/2 -3/4 cup sugar, divided
      2 cups peach slices
      3 large eggs, room temperature
      1 cup heavy whipping cream
      6 Tablespoons all-purpose flour
      1 teaspoon vanilla extract
      1/2 teaspoon almond extract
      1 teaspoon lemon zest
      1/4 teaspoon salt
      Dash of ground cinnamon or nutmeg, optional
      Confectioner's sugar

      -Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Butter a 10-inch or deep dish pie pan. Sprinkle with 1-2 tablespoon sugar evenly over bottom and sides of dish. Arrange peaches in a concentric circle over bottom of prepared dish.

      -In the blender's container add the eggs, heavy whipping cream, flour, extracts, lemon zest, salt, remaining sugar and cinnamon or nutmeg, if using. Process until well-blended. Pour batter over peaches, and bake for approximately 40 to 45 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm or at room temperature. Dust with confectioner's sugar after it has cooled a bit. Serves 6 to 8.

      Note: Use 1/2 cup of sugar if you like a dessert that is not so sweet, more if you like it sweeter.

      Note: I sometimes lightly sprinkle the top of the Clafouti with cinnamon or nutmeg. However, it is quite tasty without it.

      Note: You can use frozen peaches if peaches are not in season.